Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

I’ve seen a film that unexpectedly grabbed my attention such that I neglected all of the school-related things that I very-much need to get done today.  This was no small feat on a film’s part, since such unplanned attention-grabbing rarely ever happens these days.

The film?  Will Farrell’s little-seen 2006 film ‘Stranger than Fiction’ – a comedy/romance/drama of sorts that gets a little weird at times, but pulls it together well by the end.

I’ll let Roger Ebert state better than I can why we both liked the movie:

“‘Stranger Than Fiction’ is a meditation on life, art and romance, and on the kinds of responsibility we have. Such an uncommonly intelligent film does not often get made. It could have pumped up its emotion to blockbuster level, but that would be false to the premise, which requires us to enter the lives of these specific quiet, sweet, worthy people.” (Ebert)

Not bad Roger, not bad at all.

Ebert, Roger. “Stranger Than Fiction.” Chicago Sun-Times 10 Nov. 2006 : n. pag. Print.
Forster, Marc. Stranger Than Fiction. 2006. Film.


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